I. adjective suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French and Latin; Anglo-French -ic, -ique, from Latin -icus — more at -y 1. having the character or form of; being Example: panoramic; consisting of Example: runic 2. a. of or relating to Example: aldermanic b. related to, derived from, or containing Example: alcoholic 3. in the manner of; like that of; characteristic of Example: Byronic 4. associated or dealing with Example: Vedic; utilizing Example: electronic 5. characterized by; exhibiting Example: nostalgic; affected with Example: allergic 6. caused by Example: amoebic 7. tending to produce Example: analgesic 8. having a valence relatively higher than in compounds or ions named with an adjective ending in -ous Example: ferric iron II. noun suffix one having the character or nature of; one belonging to or associated with; one exhibiting or affected by; one that produces

Энциклопедический словарь Мерриама-Вебстера